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Govt to take over troubled Novopay system

TVNZ - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Government will take over the running of the controversial education payroll system Novopay in October. Steven Joyce, the minister responsible for Novopay, said today that provider Talent 2 will no longer be involved.
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Labour promises $2 boost in minimum wage

New Zealand Herald - ‎27 minutes ago‎
A $2-an-hour boost to the minimum wage, scrapping the 90-day work trial, and a Commission of Inquiry to set industry standards are part of the Labour Party's work and wages policy, launched today.
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Beyonce's answer to break-up rumours - ‎59 minutes ago‎
Beyonce Knowles has once again put rumours to rest her marriage is on the rocks. The diva and rapper Jay-Z have been subjected to reports for months they're headed for a split as soon as their On the Run Tour ends in September, despite putting on a ...
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Australia rules out fresh sanctions against Russia before all airliner victims are ...

Fox News - ‎2 hours ago‎
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott says his government is not considering ratcheting up sanctions against Russia while it is focusing on retrieving Australian victims from the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner disaster in Ukraine.
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US accuses Russia of violating 1987 missile treaty

Washington Post - ‎5 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration accusation that Russia violated a key nuclear weapons treaty leaves the future of the 26-year-old accord in question and further dampens President Barack Obama's hopes to burnish his legacy with deeper cuts to ...
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Susan Devoy slams Act's Maori privilege comments

New Zealand Herald - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has let rip at Act Leader Jamie Whyte, labelling his comments that Maori enjoy legal privilege "grotesque and inflammatory" and "incredibly naïve".
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It's game on in Helensville - Harre

Voxy - ‎3 hours ago‎
Internet Party Leader Laila Harre will stand in John Key's Helensville electorate because "the Prime Minister has some explaining to do".

Heavy rain and gales for part of South Island

TVNZ - ‎2 hours ago‎
A northwest flow bringing with it heavy rain and damaging winds is expected to move up the South Island today. The Fiordland and the Westland ranges are expected to get up to 120mm of rain.

Murder guilty plea over fiery death

New Zealand Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
A woman has pleaded guilty to murdering South Auckland man Peter Dixon, who was found dead in his Manurewa home after it caught fire in February 2012.
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Government has not asked CAA about random drug testing - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Two and a half years after the Carterton balloon crash the Government has not asked the CAA for its view on in random drug testing, an inquest has been told.
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Canterbury the house-building capital - ‎49 minutes ago‎
Canterbury has become the house-building capital of New Zealand as the rebuild gathers pace. Councils consented 623 new homes for the region last month, a jump of more than two-thirds in a year and the most since electronic records began in 1990.
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Kiwi skids to two-month low - ‎47 minutes ago‎
The New Zealand dollar dipped below US85c overnight, its lowest level in nearly two months, after a big cut in Fonterra's payout forecast.

Metro Glass debuts on stock market

Radio New Zealand - ‎47 minutes ago‎
New Zealand's largest glass manufacturer has become the seventh company to list on the NZX this year. Shares in Metro Performance Glass began trading at $1.75 on Wednesday, a small premium to the issue price of $1.70.
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Air NZ staff told to lift their game - ‎1 hour ago‎
TRUST HIT: "Put simply we failed more than 200 customers and as chief executive officer I am ultimately accountable for this," Christopher Luxon told staff.

Campaign says savers overtaxed - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Half of people's KiwiSaver earnings are being eaten up by tax, costing the average retiree more than $100,000, according to new campaign seeking a better deal for savers.

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New Zealand's best pie revealed

TVNZ - ‎5 hours ago‎
A lamb cutlet and kumara mash pie has claimed the coveted title of New Zealand's best pie. An 18-strong judging panel, this year joined by Masterchef's Simon Gault, awarded the Supreme Piemaker Trophy to Clareville Bakery in Carterton, Wairarapa.
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Will you be voting in this election? - ‎9 hours ago‎
YOUR VOTE: Are you with Lorde in having your say or will you fight the machine like Russell Brand? Lorde: Get out and vote. Related Links.
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Gold and silver in mountainbiking

Radio New Zealand - ‎9 minutes ago‎
New Zealand has won gold and silver medals in the men's mountain bike competition at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Anton Cooper takes gold and Sam Gaze silver in the 2014 Commonwealth Games mountain biking.
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Rugby: NZRU expects to see hands up for Rio

Radio Sport - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Updated 1.50pm: The New Zealand Rugby Union is expecting a number of All Blacks and Super Rugby stars to make themselves available for Sevens selection at the Rio Olympics.
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Lauren Boyle qualifies fastest for 400m final - ‎15 hours ago‎
SO CLOSE: Kiwi swimmer Lauren Boyle reacts after finishing second in the women's 800m freestyle final in Glasgow. Relevant offers.
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Swimming - Australians head home to face US challenge at PanPacs

Yahoo Eurosport UK - ‎2 hours ago‎
Two years on from a disappointing Olympic campaign, Australia's swim team head into next month's showdown with the United States at the Pan Pacific Championships with confidence following a record medal haul at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
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Kiwi rocket company ready to blast off - ‎3 hours ago‎
Kiwi company Rocket Lab is setting itself up to be the leader in rocket technology, making space more accessible. New Zealand aerospace company Rocket Lab has unveiled a 10-tonne rocket capable of sending satellites into space for less than $6 million, ...
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Wasps blamed for dearth of monarchs

New Zealand Herald - ‎Jul 27, 2014‎
Sightings of the bright orange and black monarch butterfly are few and far between this winter and the finger is being pointed at growing numbers of wasps.

Therapist faulted over spiritual treatment

Radio New Zealand - ‎18 hours ago‎
A massage therapist has been asked to review her practice and apologise to a 16-year-old patient who she did not properly inform about a Maori spiritual treatment she was referring her for.
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Calls for new flu vaccines for children

Newstalk ZB - ‎20 hours ago‎
Dr Nikki Turner, director of the Immunisation Advisory Centre at Auckland University, says current vaccines work, but they're not brilliant.